I’m very excited to introduce you to the newest member of the Simply Weddings team – Kayla Smith. It was in November of 2013 that Kayla contacted me. She was a recent graduate of the Events Coordinator program at Holland College in PEI. A native New Brunswicker, Kayla knew she wanted to stay in the Maritimes and chose Halifax as the city she wanted to call home. I’m glad she did!
I get a lot of requests from people wanting to volunteer with me and gain more experience in the wedding industry. I have to really listen to my instincts when it comes to who I decide to meet with. Sometimes all it takes is a well-written email and Kayla’s was very professional. We met for coffee and instantly clicked. So I decided to try her out on a wedding. It was May 24, 2014 – a wedding at the Lord Nelson Hotel in Halifax (and coincidentally where we did our photo shoot). My instincts were bang on! She was fantastic! By my side all day, no matter what I asked her to do I never had to repeat myself, and many times she took the initiative to do things I hadn’t asked of her yet!
Throughout the summer of 2014 she continued to assist me on other weddings and even took on a few by herself. I heard nothing but great feedback about her skills and how she managed the day for my clients. Kayla loves planning weddings and it shows!
We are now heading into 2015 with Kayla working on almost as many weddings as I am! After being in this business for 12 years I can tell you entrusting someone else with your professional brand and reputation is not easy, but I know I made the right decision. We are looking forward to awesome things ahead!
Photo credits: Sue Siri Photography
Makeup: Vicky Mina Makeup Artistry
Claudia’s Hair: Urban 30 Blow Dry Bar
Venue: Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites